Duncans in Winston & Cullman Co. AL


Duncan research files of
Mary Ann (Duncan) Dobson
the Genealogy Bug

Last revised November 3, 2001

Formed 1850 (as Hancock) from Walker
Named changed in 1858 to Winston Co.
Formed 1877 from Blount, Morgan, Winston


1850 Hancock Co. AL Census
      No Duncan indexed

1860 Winston Co. AL Census
      No Duncan indexed

1870 Winston Co. AL Census (first name first)
Township 11, P.O. Houston
Pg.543, #34-34, John R. DUNKIN 23 GA farmer $1000-$100
                  Mary A. 24 GA
                  Martha L. 1 GA

1880 Cullman Co. AL Census
Pg.533C, #4780, Duncan, John J. 33 GA NC GA farmer
            Mary A. 33 GA SC SC wife keeps house
            Martha L. 10 GA GA GA dau. works on farm
            Sarah E. 7, Thomas M. 5, Mary J. 3 AL GA GA (children) at home
            (MAD: J.J. Duncan 11/8/1845 - 10/24/1927 and Mary Pennelia Duncan 4/22/1845 - 3/4/1923, bur. Emeus Baptist Church Cemetery; from pg.307, Vol.1, "Cullman Co. AL Church History & Cemeteries" by Cullman County Committee; FHL film 1,307,567)


AL Confederate Service Records, 1861-1865, cards in AL State Archives; Driver to Elich (FHL film 1,462,918)
      MAD: most items were small typed cards, 3x5; some items were very blurred in the filming and were double images and hard to read. Cards had name and rank in upper left corner, service unit usually in upper right corner, notation if Home Guard, details from source were given in center of card, and the "Authority" as the last line on the card. The service record from the Historical Record Roll frequently listed several engagements he served in, dates wounded, absent, present, etc., and I usually did not copy all the details.
      Duncan, John Judson, Private, Bells Battn., Co.C. Enlisted Sept. 1863 at "Newman," [Coweta Co.] GA, continued until about 1865 near Savannah, GA, from which we were transferred to Atlanta for parole. Authority: Personal statement, Census tax assessor, Winston Co. 1907.

AL Confederate Pension Applications, in AL State Archives, Duke - Dunn (FHL film 1,502,781)
      MAD: Did not extract all pension applications for the same person if they gave no other genealogy information. Documents were extracted in order on film. Did not usually copy reason for pension request, which was frequently old age or rheumatism or feebleness; did not always copy witnesses names, which sometimes only said they knew the applicant was of good character and in need of the pension. "Cavalry" was frequently abbreviated "Calv" and spelled "Calvary." Did not usually copy the schedule of property unless it listed land. The complete pension papers should be rechecked individually, following is very brief extract of contents.
      DUNCAN, J.J., Winston Co. AL, Private, Co.C, 4th Btn, McCoys Brig. Application 21 July 1913 of J.J. Duncan, Winston Co., Private, Co.C, 4th Batn, McCoys Brigade, enlisted fall of 1863 at Newnan [Coweta Co.], GA, discharged spring 1865, now cannot make living because of old age, now age 68. Letter 1 March 1916, Cullman, AL, to transfer pension from Winston Co. to Cullman Co. Schedule of property 21 July 1913, owns 70 acres in Winston Co. Appl. 13 Jan. 1915, J.J. Duncan born Coweta Co. GA Nov. 8, 1844; witness George W. Curtis knew him 20 years. (no date), Appeared, has wife, no child, rheumatism.


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